Rappers The Very Best Memphis Rappers  

Ranker Hip Hop
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List Rules Only famous hip hop artists from Memphis

Memphis. Home to Graceland, Sun Studios and, not-surprisingly, a pretty thriving hip hop scene. The city known as the “Birthplace of Rock ’n’ Roll” and “Home of the Blues” can now add “Rap Capital of The South” to its list of nicknames. Because, despite what you may have heard, there’s more to Memphis rap than Three 6 Mafia. Juicy J, Al Kapone, La Chat, and Crunchy Black all add their own flavor to the city’s cultural texture.

Who is your favorite Memphis rapper on this list of rappers from Memphis? Please vote on the Memphis rappers below to put your favorite at the top of the list!

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Three 6 Mafia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Three 6 Mafia is a hip hop group originally from Memphis, Tennessee, signed to Sony Music Entertainment under the Columbia Records imprint. Formed in 1991 as Backyard Posse then later Triple 6 ...more

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Juicy J is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Jordan Michael Houston, better known by his stage name Juicy J, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Memphis, Tennessee. In 2011, Juicy J announced that he was a part-owner ...more

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Project Pat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Patrick Houston, better known as Project Pat is an American rapper originating from Memphis, Tennessee. He is the older brother of Juicy J, the co-founder of Three 6 Mafia.

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Eightball & MJG is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
8Ball & MJG is an American hip hop duo from Memphis, Tennessee. The two rappers met at Ridgeway Middle School in 1984.

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Yo Gotti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Mario Mims, better known by his stage name Yo Gotti, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. In 1996, Gotti released his debut album Youngsta's On a Come Up under the alias Lil ...more

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Young Dolph is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Tucker Smith added Adolph Thornton, Jr., better known by his stage name Young Dolph, is an American rapper.

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Lord Infamous is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Ricky Dunigan, better known by his stage name Lord Infamous, was an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He was best known as co-founder of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia. He was also ...more

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Kingpin Skinny Pimp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
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Koopsta Knicca is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Robert Cooper Phillips, better known by his stage name Koopsta Knicca, is an American rapper. He is best known as one of original members of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia. He is now a ...more

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Gangsta Boo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Gangsta Boo, also known as Lady Boo is an American rapper. She was the first and only female member of the Memphis, Tennessee-based rap group Three 6 Mafia. She left the group following the ...more

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DJ Paul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Paul Beauregard, better known by his stage name DJ Paul, is an American rapper, record producer, DJ, songwriter and entrepreneur from Memphis, Tennessee. DJ Paul started his career in the late ...more

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Gangsta Pat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Patrick Hall, better known by his stage name Gangsta Pat, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee who established himself in the Memphis underground during the late 1980s and is the son of ...more

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Blac Youngsta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
johnstonismyname added Sammie M. Benson (born April 8, 1990), better known by his stage name Blac Youngsta, is an American hip hop recording artist from Memphis, Tennessee. He is signed to Yo Gotti's CMG record label ...more

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Tommy Wright III is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers

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La Chat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
La Chat is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. She is best known for her period as an artist on the Hypnotize Minds roster, and made regular guest appearances on many releases by other ...more

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Gangsta Blac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Gangsta Blac is an American rapper native of Memphis, Tennessee. He was formerly associated with the group Three 6 Mafia, with his underground album, Breakin Da Law, and mainstream debut album, ...more

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Lil Wyte is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Patrick Lanshaw, better known by his stage name Lil Wyte, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He is a member of the rap collective Hypnotize Minds and owner of the independent label ...more

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Key Glock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
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Playa Fly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Playa Fly, but he stopped collaborating in 1995 due to monetary disputes and philosophical differences after recording one album under the group's guidance. Pursuing a solo career as Playa Fly, ...more

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Al Kapone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Al Kapone Alphonzo Bailey, better known by his stage name Al Kapone, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. Al Kapone is known principally for his underground success in the Memphis hip hop scene ...more

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Frayser Boy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Frayser Boy is an American rapper. He was formerly signed to Hypnotize Minds, the label run by Three 6 Mafia founders DJ Paul and Juicy J. He had released 3 albums under the Hypnotize label: ...more

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Crunchy Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Darnell Carlton, better known by his stage name Crunchy Black, is an American rapper. He was a longtime member of the Oscar-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia from the group’s founding until 2006. ...more

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Jazze Pha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Phalon Alexander, professionally known as Jazze Pha, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Sho'nuff ...more

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Snootie Wild is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Snootie Wild LePreston Porter, better known by his stage name Snootie Wild is an American hip hop recording artist from Memphis, Tennessee. He is best known for his debut single "Yayo", released ...more

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Drumma Boy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Christopher James Gholson, better known by his stage name Drumma Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, composer and entrepreneur.

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Eight Ball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
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OG Boo Dirty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
OG Boo Dirty Lance Taylor, known as OG Boo Dirty, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. Taylor was arrested in December 2010 after a brawl in Memphis and charged with attempted second-degree murder, ...more

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Kia Shine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Nakia Shine Coleman, better known by his stage name Kia Shine, is an American Hip hop recording artist and producer from Memphis, Tennessee. He is perhaps best known for his commercial debut ...more

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Indo G is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Indo G Indo G is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. First hitting the Memphis rap scene with fellow Memphian, Lil' Blunt, in the mid-1990s, they released two albums on Luke Records, Up In ...more

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Tela is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Tela Tela is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. A southern rap performer, Tela was associated with Eightball & MJG early in his career. His biggest hit single was "Sho Nuff", ...more

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Chris Travis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
johnstonismyname added Christopher "Chris" Travis (born December 2, 1993) is an American rapper and record producer from Orange Mound, Memphis, Tennessee. He began his career in 2011 as a member of ...more

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Young Buck is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
johnstonismyname added David Darnell Brown, also known as Young Buck, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and producer. Buck is a former member of the hip hop group UTP Playas. As a music executive, he is ...more

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Manson Family is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
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JellyRoll is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
johnstonismyname added David Drew, better known as JellyRoll or Jelly Roll, is an American hip hop producer. Drew is known for his work with various West Coast hip hop artists including Snoop Dogg, The Game, and ...more

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Starlito is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
johnstonismyname added Jermaine Eric Shute, better known by his stage name Starlito is an American rapper from Nashville, Tennessee. He is best known for the 2005 song, "Grey Goose" which featured artists ...more

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Haystak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
johnstonismyname added Haystak is a Southern rap musician. Born Jason Winfree in Nashville, TN, to teenage parents and raised by his grandparents, Haystak grew up among impoverished surroundings. He turned to crime as ...more

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Cities Aviv is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers

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Mr. Del is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Mr. Del, born Delmar Lawrence, is an American Christian hip hop artist and music producer. He is president of the independent record label Dedicated Music Group /Universal Records. According to ...more

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finese 2 tymes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
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Earl Wild is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Earl Wild was an American pianist, renowned as a leading virtuoso of his generation. Harold C. Schonberg called him a "super-virtuoso in the Horowitz class". He was well known for his ...more

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Lord T & Eloise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Lord T & Eloise are a crunk rap group from Memphis, Tennessee. Lord T dresses as an 18th-century aristocrat, while Eloise wears a tuxedo and sports a "24-karat" gold skin. The ...more